Classes For Youth Staff
INstructor & Artistic Associate
Physical theatre playwright and performer Wolfe Bowart is devoted to creating and presenting theatre productions that engage cross-generational audiences in theatrical experiences that evoke thought, wonder, and laughter.
Under the banner of his company SpoonTree Productions, Bowart performs and tours internationally his original works The Shneedles, LaLaLuna, Letter’s End and The Man the Sea Saw. The company is a two-time Australian Helpmann Award nominee – in 2010, Letter’s End was nominated in the category of Best Touring Production following a national Australian tour encompassing 70 venues, and in 2012 The Man the Sea Saw was nominated in the category of Best Visual/ Physical Theatre Production. Bowart's productions have been seen in 20 countries worldwide. Highlights include seasons of LaLaLuna and Letter's End at the London International Mime Festival, the leading festival for contemporary visual theater, and a national tour of France.
"An enchantingly loony dreamscape ... Wolfe Bowart specializes in a magical realism.' - The Australian
Instructor & ArTiSTIC ASSOCIATE
Holly Griffith is a member of the Resident Acting Ensemble at The Rogue Theatre and an English Composition teacher.
She has appeared in numerous productions at The Rogue, including MacBeth, The White Snake, Uncle Vanya, Angels in America, and Hamlet.
Holly also co-produces the Ambruster Play-Reading series at The Rogue, and dabbles in playwriting and adaptation.
A native Ohioan, Holly has trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance, and maintains an interest in movement-based performance.
Holly holds an MA in English Literature from The University of Arizona.
Leora is a performer and playmaker with a passion for creative expression, cross-cultural exchanges, and non-verbal communication. She arrived in Tucson in October 2017 after traveling and performing on the west coast as half of the clown duo "Amaranth and Celeste". Locally, she's performed with Tucson Fringe Street Theater, The Old Pueblo Playwrights, Sol Axe Brazilian Drum and Dance Ensemble, and Borderlands Theater.
She has worked as a Theater and English teacher in Boston, Chile, and Japan and has taught those from 3 to 80 years old. One of her favorite teaching memories is singing James Brown's "I feel good" with her class of senior citizen English Language Learners.
She holds a M.A. in Theater Education from Emerson College and is a graduate of Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater's Professional Training Program.
Artistic Director at The Scoundrel & SCamP
Bryan is an award-winning director (MFA Directing, Western Illinois, 2001) and tech entrepreneur with a passion for both education and building and scaling successful organizations.
Bryan served as Artistic Director for two Indiana-based theatre companies, New World Arts, and the Backporch Theatre Company. He served as a director and set designer for numerous shows, including The Carthaginians, Lysistrata, Cloud Tectonics, Night Mother, Bug, Marisol, Love Letters, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet.
In Tucson, Bryan has directed at The Rogue Theatre, including The New Electric Ballroom and Awake and Sing. He was recognized as Best Director (2012 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award) for the show The Night Heron.
Bryan serves as board Vice-Chair of the Tucson-based Southwest Folklife Alliance, and as a board member at The Rogue Theatre.